The Mi-8AMTSh has been upgraded with a focus on operational efficiency and ease of maintenance. The new helicopter now has a time between overhaul of 2,000 hours (up from 1,500 previously) and a service life of 35 years.
" ... I propose a lockdown in the upright and uptight position until we and the airlines get it sorted out. Discomfort for all should bring a greater sense of urgency, and much like the seats themselves, it's better if there's give on both sides."
The FAA proposed a new policy on July 22, 2014, to address the non-aeronautical use of airport hangars. Those wanting to voice their opinions must do so before September 5, when the public comment period ends.
Visitors can see NASA’s flying laboratory, the S-3 “Viking” aircraft, which is currently flying as part of NASA’s Airborne Science Program supporting the Great Lakes Environmental Aerial Monitoring, or GLEAM, research.